2016-2017 Tour: Discovery Begins With You
This year’s tour is a nod to CNS slogan; it’s echoed in our introduction and closing in each of our programs.
Most weeks during the semester, the Little Shop van takes half a ton of hands-on science experiments and half a dozen tie-dye-clad facilitators to an area school. A typical visit involves 2 staff members, 2-3 undergraduate interns, and 2-3 volunteers.
The centerpiece of all of our programs is the hands-on component. Students work with the 100+ science experiment stations we bring, aided and assisted by the staff and undergraduate interns and volunteers.
Numbers for a typical year:
- 30+ schools
- 12,000+ K-12 students
- 12 undergraduate interns
- 300+ undergraduate volunteers
The scale of schools visited, the focus on hands-on instruction, and the involvement of undergraduate students, make this program unique nationally.